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that shale so we can slump up all that delicious gas and oil. i'll let rob jackson describe the next step. he's a professor of environment studies at duke university. >> that step is to inject millions of gallons of water and chemicals at very high pressures. >> reporter: natural gas is trapped in billions of tiny pours. we fracture the rock to release it. hence, the word fracking. now actually we've been fracking rocks for oil for over 60 years. but in the last decade, we've totally transformed the process by adding in that horizontal business, all those chemicals, and the incredible pressure of the water. building a fracking well means a few months of noisy trucks and dust. after that, the finished well quietly pumps out gas for 30 to 50 years. >> they give you a, you know, a certain amount of money. just sign with them for a certain period of time. >> reporter: fracking can turn struggling farmers into millionaires. bob and tina mcshane signed away the rights to the shale under farm, but the money isn't flowing yet. they live in new york state which so far hasn't permitted fracking. >> hi,
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